Concrete for Beginners:

Concrete is relatively easy to mix, use, etc., but very few people can get it absolutely perfect; there’s an underlying experience level (Maybe even a level at which it becomes an art form?) to skillfully working with concrete. But there are a few tips and tricks to working with concrete […]

Concrete Floors?

Yes, concrete floors. It’s a trend in modern building. There are numerous benefits to building a home with concrete floors. And while the benefits are many (we’ll discuss exactly what those benefits are in a few…) there are a few drawbacks, although the drawbacks are not nearly as numerous. The […]

Concrete Issues: Cracking

Concrete is unique in that, like a mirror, it displays its strength, its weakness, its age, etc. and one of the most common things to happen to concrete is that it develops a crack/fissure/fracture. What are the differences between the three? The differences are in the severity of the damage; […]

Concrete: A Few Tips

Did you know that as concrete hardens water rises up to the surface? It’s true. And that water serves a purpose in the final finish and integrity of the concrete. When concrete dries out it can crack or break-out on the concrete’s surface in a spider-webbed pattern of fine cracks; […]

Advancements in Concrete:

Concrete is a sturdy, green, and economic building material. And, believe it or not, scientists have figured out how to add strength and green sustainability to an already incredible product. How did they do it? Scientists have discovered how to add a material called graphene to the concrete. Graphene is […]

Slab Movement: Yes, You Can Fix It…

Slab heave and slab movement can be fixed—not easily, but if you’re armed with a certain amount of experience and you apply the forthcoming helpful tips (Or you can call the shotcrete experts at Shotcrete MT for help), it can be done. Here’s how. A home will move, unfortunately, and […]

Concrete is an Eco-Friendly Building Material: Here’s Why…

Concrete is one of the world’s greatest eco-friendly building materials, and it’s known as such because it remains eco-friendly in all its steps of process. First, the foundation of all concrete is limestone, and limestone is the most abundant mineral to be found on planet earth; yes, it is mined, […]

Erosion and Elevation Change: The Importance of a Retaining Wall Beyond Aesthetics.

Concrete retaining walls can be a pleasingly aesthetic addition in any landscape; it’s a natural-looking design element that ties together two distinct elevations of the landscape. And that’s it’s main purpose: to separate two distinct elevations of soil. Now the retaining wall can be built from many different types of […]

Buying a New Home: Check the Foundation for Signs of Breakdown

Overtime, every house moves. The house moves as the earth moves, and the unbendable structures that support the house (concrete foundation) begin to buckle under the pressure of the movement. Overtime, the amount the foundation moves will cause damage; the severity of foundation damage can range from the simple and […]

Foundation Repair with Shotcrete

One of the current housing trends is to buy older houses and rehab them; in fact, it’s become more popular to rehab an older home than to build new. And it’s understandable because oftentimes those older homes have more character and charm; and they can oftentimes be purchased for less. […]